Five separate injuries saw the £54million midfielder miss half of City's Premier League games and only start 11 of the 38 — and their 2017-18 Player of the Year admits he's glad to see the back of this term.
“It's not been the most fun season. But in another way I can't complain, because I've been playing football for 10 or 11 years and not had many injuries," said De Bruyne.
“It's been one of those years where I started really badly with two big injuries. I came back in the right way, but my body couldn't cope with all the games. If you play once a week you will be fine, but I played five or six games in two-and-a-half weeks and my body just said 'no, it's not possible'.
“For me, this season has been over, mentally, since the Tottenham game [on April 20, when De Bruyne was injured and came off just before half-time]. But it's good to be back with the team now for the prizes, the Brighton game [when they clinched the title] and now the FA Cup final."